Place better speakers for surround or rear surround?

Hi guys, took a lot of your advice and got the matching 706c with my new 707s. Also ordered a Emotiva XPA-3 power amp as per suggested. My question now is, is there a rule of thumb on which surround speakers are more important (side vs rears)? I have the RTiA1 and T300 as surrounds right now as side and rear respectively. Just not sure if I should swap their locations, always wondered this so wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were. Let me know, thanks!

Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
Power Amplifier: XPA-3 Gen3 3 Channel Power Amplifier 275 watts/channel RMS into 8 Ohms; all channels driven

Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000 10-inch 300 Watt Powered Subwoofer
Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707 300-Watt Tower Speakers
Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c 250-Watt Center Channel Speaker
Surround Side Speakers: Polk Audio RTiA1 125-Watt Bookshelf Speakers
Surround Rear Speakers: Polk Audio T300 100-Watt Bookshelf Speakers
Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA Atmos Elevation Module
Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR Add-On Enabled Speakers for Dolby Atmos
Television: LG 65E6P
Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000


  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,654
    edited January 7
    The only way to know for sure is to swap them around and decide for yourself.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,076
    I would place the better speakers closer to the ears.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
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    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

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    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,026
    Which one has more dialog, or music, versus simple sound effects?
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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